A New Hat Project

When Kate from Spincycle asked me if I’d be interested in designing something with their Dyed in the Wool yarn, I got excited but also a little nervous. Their yarn is gorgeous, but some years ago I swore off buying anything other than solid and semi-solid yarn because it just lingered in my stash. Multicolored yarn is so beautiful in the skein, but I had a hard time figuring out what to do with it so I just started to avoid it. But I decided it would be good to challenge my design skills, so I went for it.

Dyed in the Wool Beanie WIP

Spincycle happened to be in Seattle for Urban Craft Uprising, and I got to see all of the yarn in person and pick out some to work with. I happened to be wearing my Aiken that day, and naturally I was drawn to this beautiful pastel skein called “Idle Nights” that matched my outfit. Kate suggested that the yarn might look good paired with a solid for some colorwork, and when I sat down to work with it, I remembered a colorwork hat idea I had been dreaming about. The design idea and this yarn are a perfect match for each other, and a skein of Cascade 220 Sport was the missing piece of the puzzle. I’ve just started the fun colorwork bit, and I can’t wait to show you what this hat is going to look like. I’m really excited about the colorwork chart and how this yarn is working up.






3 responses to “A New Hat Project”

  1. I love your idea for dots on the inside lining! Can’t wait to see the finished hat.

  2. Definitely can’t wait to see the finished product. Love the gray.

  3. Looking good so far! 🙂

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